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A skin patch to treat peanut allergies? Study in toddlers shows promise

A skin patch to treat peanut allergies? Study in toddlers shows promise

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental skin patch is showing promise to treat toddlers who are highly allergic to peanuts — training their bodies to handle an accidental bite. Peanut allergy is one of the most common and dangerous food allergies.
Missouri lawmakers ban gender-affirming care, trans athletes; Kansas City moves to defy state

Missouri lawmakers ban gender-affirming care, trans athletes; Kansas City moves to defy state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers approved two bills Wednesday that ban gender-affirming health care for minors, and prevent transgender girls and women from participating on female sports teams.

Nevada advances proposal to enshrine abortion rights into state constitution

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday passed a joint resolution that would codify reproductive rights — including already-existing abortion access up to 24 weeks — into the state constitution.
Central Ontario residents ask minister to impose moratorium in Minden ER closure

Central Ontario residents ask minister to impose moratorium in Minden ER closure

TORONTO — Residents in and around the central Ontario community of Minden are calling on the health minister to step in and impose a one-year moratorium on the planned closure of an emergency department.
NHL tough guys die 10 years younger than their fellow players, study finds

NHL tough guys die 10 years younger than their fellow players, study finds

MONTREAL — A study of former National Hockey League players shows that enforcers who spent a lot of time dropping their gloves or in the penalty box lived significantly shorter lives than their peers.
Republican Virginia Attorney General Miyares defends staying out of abortion pill case

Republican Virginia Attorney General Miyares defends staying out of abortion pill case

RICHMOND, Va.
FDA panel backs over-the-counter sales of birth control pill

FDA panel backs over-the-counter sales of birth control pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a decades-old birth control pill should be sold without a prescription, paving the way for a likely U.S. approval of the first over-the-counter contraceptive medication.

Massachusetts' high court upholds $37M judgment for woman who smoked Marlboro Lights, got cancer

BOURG-DU-BOST, France — The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a nearly $37 million judgment for a woman who said she developed cancer after switching to Marlboro Light cigarettes because she thought they were less dangerous than the Marlboro
Vermont governor signs 1st-in-nation shield bills that explicitly include medicated abortion

Vermont governor signs 1st-in-nation shield bills that explicitly include medicated abortion

Vermont's Republican governor signed abortion and gender affirming shield bills into law Wednesday that are the first in the country to explicitly include protecting access to a medication widely used in abortions even if the U.S.
Alberta NDP says newly uncovered video of Smith concerning for public hospitals

Alberta NDP says newly uncovered video of Smith concerning for public hospitals

CALGARY — Alberta's NDP says a video showing United Conservative Party Leader Danielle Smith proposing to sell off hospitals to private operators is highly problematic.